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Brückner Maschinenbau Places Major Order with Coperion

Brückner Maschinenbau, the world’s leading manufacturer of film stretching lines, has placed an order with Coperion for more than 50 ZSK Mc18 twin screw extruders. These will be integrated into plants for the production of flexible BOPET packaging films, which Brückner will install in China. The ZSK extruders have screw diameters ranging from 70 mm

Solvay Announces Groundbreaking Solution for Recycling PVDC

Scientists at Solvay have developed an innovative process that could revolutionize the future recycling of PVDC food packaging Solvay, a science company delivering high performance materials for safe and reliable food packaging, has conducted a proof of concept showing that polyvinylidene chloride (PVDC) has the potential to be recycled. PVDC is used in food, beverage

ALPLA Takes Over Spanish Bottle Manufacturer Plastisax

Strengthening the market presence and circular economy on the Iberian peninsula The ALPLA Group, the global packaging solutions and recycling specialist, is taking over Plastisax S.L. The Spanish company produces plastic bottles for the cosmetics, home and personal care segments. The takeover will enable an increased use of recycled material in production operations and a

LyondellBasell and Evonik Expand Energy Alliance

It is a step towards climate neutrality. LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) and German specialty chemical company, Evonik, signed an agreement to purchase high-pressure steam generated from natural gas. The agreement allows LyondellBasell to phase out coal from its power plant in Wesseling, Germany, by December 2023. The power plant currently produces steam and electricity for all

State Environmental Prize 2021 Goes to ENGEL AUSTRIA

The state of Upper Austria has recognised ENGEL AUSTRIA’s commitment to building up a circular economy for plastics with the Upper Austrian Environmental Award 2021. Awards were given for a total of five sustainable climate ideas, including the skinmelt technology developed by ENGEL for processing recycled plastic waste. The idea behind the circular economy is

Borealis & Topas Advanced Polymers Developing New Class of Engineering Material for Capacitor Applications

Borealis, a leading provider of innovative polyolefins solutions; and TOPAS Advanced Polymers, the leading producer and marketer of cyclic olefin copolymers (COC), have started collaboration on the development of a new class of engineering materials for capacitor film applications that will bridge the current performance gap between standard polymers and high-end plastics. By enabling significantly

Emerson Marks 75 Years of Innovation in Precision Cleaning and Welding Technologies

Emerson (NYSE: EMR) celebrates the 75th anniversary of its Branson™ brand, a name that has become synonymous with ultrasonic technologies for plastics and metal welding, and precision cleaning. The Branson portfolio has led the industry with expanded offerings beyond ultrasonics, developing nine other material joining technologies including laser, vibration and infrared welding. Emerson marked the

Milliken Colorant, Additive and Sustainability Solutions on Display at Fakuma 2021

Milliken & Company, a globally recognized leader in polymer additives and colorants, offers many ways to improve your resin formulations, compounds, end products and sustainability. As an exhibitor in Booth B2-2105 at Fakuma 2021, Milliken will be showcasing its portfolio, and offering access to the vast technical knowledge of its various experts. At the show

SABIC’S New Resin Features Superior Stability in Hot & Humid Conditions for Auto Applications

SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, has introduced NORYL GTX™ 9500 resin, a new addition to a range of unfilled NORYL GTX resin grades, which delivers excellent dimensional stability under hot and humid conditions, addressing the challenge for highly demanding automotive applications. SABIC’s NORYL GTX 9500 resin retains a better balance of mechanical

New Polyamide 12 Compound With Highest Fire Protection for Busbars

Evonik is expanding its portfolio of polyamide 12 compounds for insulating electrical conductors with the product VESTAMID® LX9050 OR. By using halogen-free flame retardants in accordance with IEC 60754, the compound meets the requirements for classification V-0 of its flammability according to UL94. Busbars insulated with the new RAL 2003 signal orange colored material can